Humor accompanies a person throughout the history of his development and progress. Our ancient ancestors were able to laugh, therefore even today jokes are so widespread and varied that representatives of the British aristocracy, peasants from remote Asian regions, Eskimos in Alaska mock at each other, ridicule various aspects of their life, and teach future generations to use jokes. Humor and in general the category of “funny” performs various social functions - from simply relieving emotional stress to reproducing hierarchical relationships in society.

Despite its apparent simplicity, it is difficult to provide an unambiguous definition of humor. More often, it is interpreted as a benevolent-mocking attitude with the aim of exposing the object of humor, in contrast to satire, the purpose of which is to criticize, ridicule and condemn. However, all this largely depends on the personality: for whom humor is a benevolent joke, and for others a mocking criticism. Some people perceive black humor as entertainment, and some consider it offensive. So, as some are happy with children's humor, while others do not understand its magical simplicity.

The objects of humor arise people, habits and events in the corresponding social or cultural layer of society and, as a rule, only people of the same environment can understand them. Moreover, although in the era of globalization, humor becomes universal, the jokes of the native country and culture close in spirit, as before, remain understandable and cheerful.

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